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Cape Honeysuckle-Yellow

Cape Honeysuckle-Yellow

Regular price $6.50 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 5-6 feet
Flower Color: bright yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Cape Honeysuckle Yellow, a variant of Tecomaria capensis known as 'Aurea', is celebrated for its vibrant yellow flowers, which contrast beautifully against its glossy green foliage. Similar to its more commonly known red-flowered counterpart, this variety is a versatile and fast-growing plant that can be cultivated either as an evergreen shrub or trained to climb as a vine. Native to South Africa, Cape Honeysuckle is adaptable to a variety of garden settings, offering year-round interest in warmer climates.

As a shrub, Cape Honeysuckle Yellow typically reaches heights of 6 to 10 feet and spreads approximately 5 to 6 feet. When supported, it can climb and cover structures such as trellises, fences, and walls, providing a lush, tropical appearance. The plant's tubular yellow flowers bloom in clusters throughout the year in warmer climates, peaking in late fall to winter. These blossoms are not only visually striking but also attract a host of pollinators, including hummingbirds and butterflies, adding to the garden's biodiversity.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Cape Honeysuckle Yellow thrives in well-draining soil and is drought-tolerant once established, making it suitable for water-wise gardens. It prefers regular watering but can tolerate periods of dryness. Pruning can help maintain its shape and encourage denser growth and more prolific flowering.

In landscaping, Cape Honeysuckle Yellow is often used for its ornamental appeal and versatility. It can serve as a vibrant hedge, an attractive ground cover, or a decorative vine for covering unsightly structures. Its bright yellow flowers provide a striking color accent in mixed borders, tropical-themed gardens, and coastal landscapes.

Overall, Cape Honeysuckle Yellow is a low-maintenance, attractive plant that adds color, texture, and ecological value to the landscape. Its adaptability to various growing conditions and long blooming season make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create impactful and sustainable garden displays.

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